GERD GUENTHER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY GERD GUENTHER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Light micrograph of a thin section through Lavandula angustifolia, common lavender calyx, showing the blue coloured hairs and the peltate trichomes. Peltate trichomes produce most of the essential oil, with terpenes comprising the main component. Microscopic contrast method: Darkfield. Magnification 40x when printed at 10 centimetres width.
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